What is organ transplantation?
Organ transplantation is a life-saving procedure where a damaged or failed organ is replaced with a healthy one from a donor. Finding a suitable match is challenging due to the specific medical conditions required for both the donor and recipient. With the demand for transplantable organs far exceeding the supply, every second counts in transporting these life-saving organs.
The role of air ambulances in organ transplantation
What is an air ambulance?
An air ambulance is a specialized medical transport unit designed to swiftly and safely transport patients or donated organs. Depending on the distance, air ambulances can be helicopters or fixed-wing aircraft. These services can be privately owned, charitable, or hospital-affiliated, and are typically available on-call.
Why choose air ambulance for organ transport?
- Safety: Air ambulances are equipped to safely transport sensitive organs like kidneys and livers.
- Speed: They offer the fastest means of transportation, ensuring organs reach recipients in optimal condition.
- Medical Support: Equipped with medical facilities and trained attendants, air ambulances can handle emergencies during transit.
- Comfort: They provide a smooth, bump-free flight, minimizing complications for patients.
EAA is dedicated to ensuring timely and safe organ transport. We pick up your medical team with the right aircraft from your hospital, transport them to the organ's location, and ensure a safe return to the receiving hospital. Our comprehensive insurance also covers your medical teams on board.